In the beginning of their cooperation was the project Feet of Contemporary Choreographers. Their common interest in architecture and built environement took them further in collaborating
- Lisa Rastl as photographer and her visual perspective on space and contrary Willi Dorner in his physical practice and his bodily perception of our built surroundings.
The photos, films, the documentary and its descritptions testify and prove their deep understanding of bodies in relationship to space and architecture that they developed throughout their projects over the years.
Their work has been shown in Festivals and art Institutions such as
Art Basel/Basel; Turner Contemporary/Margate/UK; Garage Moscow; Deutsches Hygienemuseum/Dresden/D; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art/Seoul/Corea; Valetta/Cultural Capital 2018; Riga/Cultural Capital 2014; Lentos/Linz/A; Theatermuseum/Vienna/A; Kunstpavillion/Innsbruck/A; Musee d`art Contemporaine, Vitry-sur Seine, F
lives and works in Vienna.
His internationally touring artistic work include pieces for the stage as well as site specific performances. He also has a great interest in photography, film and visual arts. Together with the photographer Lisa Rastl he created the photo book „bodies in urban spaces“ about the live performance of the same name, which was presented in more than 100 cities world wide. Willi Dorner has released several short films in collaboration with Austrian film makers, a.o. "Treid", “body trail“ (2009), “set in motion“ (2012) and “every-one“ (2015). He was awarded with the "Österreichischer Tanzproduktionspreis 2000" as well as in numerous other international choreography competitions. For his performance „bodies in urban spaces“ he received the BLAULAUT- Price for inter- disciplinary art in 2011. Awards for his films include Pearls 07 – International Dance Film Festival Berlin and Choreographic Captures – Munich film festival 2009. Architecture Film Prize for "every-one" (2017)
presented his interventions, photographs and films at
ART Basel, CH; Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK; Lentos Museum, Linz, A; The Lowry, Manchester, UK; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwancheon, KOR; Garage Moscow, RUS; Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, CHN; Kunstpavillon Innsbruck, A; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA; Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Biel, CH; Serralves Foundation, Porto, PRT; Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden, D; Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, D; Musee d`Art Contemporaine, Vitry-sur-Seine, F;....
lectures hold at
Architecturzentrum Hamburg, D; Universidad Polytechnica, Barcelona, ESP; Theater Academy, Shanghai, CHN; Arizona State University, USA; "Culture of the Performative" at Freie Universität, Berlin, D; University of Perth, AUS; Theater Institute Brussels, B; New Theater Institute Riga, LV; Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, D; Ecole Speciale d`Architecture, Paris, F; BDA, Bund deutscher Architekten, Berlin, D
Interviews and photographs are published in Art, Design, Fashion and Architecture Magazines
Company Willi Dorner
was founded by Willi Dorner in 1999. Besides his internationally touring dance performances Willi Dorner is keen on creating events that give the audience the opportunity for new experiences, insights and a different perception of every day life. His inter- disciplinary works are developed in cooperation with artists and scientists of different fields. Cie. Willi Dorner’s works are invited by international festivals and promoters like Wiener Festwochen, Wien Modern (Austria), Musica Strasbourg, Biennale de Danse du Val- de-Marne, Festival de Mar- seille (France), FTA – Festival TransAmériques Montreal (Canada), Dance Umbrella London (UK), Springdance Utrecht (NL), Tanz im August Berlin, Theater der Welt Essen (Germany), Crossing the Lines New York (USA) and b:om Festival (South Corea).
lives and works in Vienna
Working as an artist and freelance photographer for artists, architects, and art institutions in Vienna and abroad.
1992 graduating with master title in photography
1993 school for art photography – Friedl Kubelka, Vienna
2014 Diploma in fine arts, Academy of fine Arts, Vienna
2000-2002 leading the photo department of the mumok, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna
2005 scholarship in Paris of the Ministry for cultural affairs, AT
2010 scholarship by Olle Gulin, Villa Arson, Nice
2013 scholarship in Rome of the Ministry for cultural affairs, AT
2015 goverment scholarship of the Ministry for cultural affairs, AT
2019 living room, Santiago de Chile; Fotografie als Motiv, Vienna; Stages of Transition, BUGA Heilbronn
2018 a ditto a ditto a device, WIELS project room, Brüssel; square, European Cultural Capital, Valetta
2017 Letzte Orte vor der Deportation, Krypta des Heldendenkmals, Vienna; living room, Stratford, London; Reenacting History, MMCA, Seoul; Zugezogen, Festival der Regionen, Marchtrenk, A 2016 Sculpture Sculpting, Kurzfilm, ORF III; Mensch im Blick, Galerie im Park, Viersen, D 2015 ExtraORDINARY, The lowry, Manchester, UK;
living room, collateral event of the Vienna biennale, private homes, Vienna; Spielräume, Haus der Architektur, steirischer Herbst, Graz, A; open studio day , Vienna art week; Architecture Biennale Sao Paolo with querkraft Architekten 2014 Brüder Schwadron, call to mind - Franz Josephs Kai 3, Vienna; open studio day, Vienna Art week; Geschichte willkommen, SOHO in Ottakring, Vienna; Im Auge des Betrachters, eyes on, Praxiscope, Vienna; Brüder Schwadron, neue Orte und Spuren, MAK, Vienna; living room in Genf, Terni und Riga; living room, MACVAL, Paris; spazi aperti, Accademia di Romania, Rome 2011 Körper-Sport-Bewegung, Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden; European Architectural Photography Prize, Architekturmuseum Frankfurt, D; Living Room, Raimundhof, Vienna; museum in progress, Standard; Tja, im Loop..., Glockengasse, Vienna;
2010 quasi dasselbe...?, Kunstpavillon Innsbruck, Attitude and Canon, Academy of fine arts, Vienna 2009 Empfindungen, Augarten Contemporary, Vienna; Zugriff, Kunsthalle Dortmund, D; KunstKunst, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, A; Wir werden es schon getan haben, semantic error, Essen, D